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Stacie Klinowski Awarded W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Fellowship

May 21, 2019

Stacie Klinowski, a MA/PhD student in the Composition and Rhetoric program, was awarded a W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Fellowship for 2019-20 from the Du Bois Center here at UMass Amherst. Beginning...

Laura Furlan Named as Program Chair of the Five Colleges Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

May 15, 2019

Laura Furlan was recently named as the Program Chair of the Five Colleges Native American and Indigenous Studies program....

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Student Profile

Emily Cerri '19

"My English major is kind of my saving grace. I love being an English major."

Emily is currently finishing an honors thesis that analyzes the action role-playing video game NIER. Her project looks at gender and sexuality in NIER and uses queer theory to show how the game critiques traditional fairy tales.

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